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VOL. 130 | NO. 129 | Monday, July 6, 2015

Shelby County Commission Explores Hiring Own Attorney

Shelby County Commissioners will tie up the loose ends of their budget season Monday, July 6, and are exploring some longer-term changes in the body’s relationship to the Shelby County mayor, including a possible move to hire its own attorney.

Shelby Farms Greenline Gardens Gets Makeover

The Greenline Gardens at Shelby Farms Park – the centerpiece of a handful of park programs including the Farm-to-Fork Fellowship and the Greenline Garden Club Workshop series – has been given a long-overdue makeover.

American Airlines Adding Memphis-NYC Flights

American Airlines is adding two daily nonstop flights between Memphis International Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Monogram Foods Buys $100 Million Frozen-Appetizers Maker

Memphis’ reigning meat maker is moving forward with a huge acquisition that will boost revenue by 25 percent, employment by more than 30 percent and add frozen appetizers to its product portfolio.

Dunavant-Owned Destin Resort On Track to Open Next Summer

Work continues moving forward at a splashy new Destin resort owned by Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
82°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

Twilight Tuesday, Beale Street Landing’s free outdoor movie series, will feature “Pirates of the Carribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” Tuesday, July 7, at 8:30 p.m. on the roof of Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Drive. Bring a blanket and enjoy a to-go order from Riverfront Bar & Grill or a nearby food truck. Visit memphisriverfront.com.

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US Postal Service Previews ‘Elvis Forever’ Stamp, Album

The U.S. Postal Service is giving Elvis fans a preview of what they can look – and listen – for when the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Forever stamp comes out next month.

I Choose Memphis: Isaac Rodriguez

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

SMALL BUSINESS

Sweet Family Recipe Propels Makeda’s Cookies Expansion

In its past 16 years of business, Makeda's Homemade Butter Cookies has learned to add a pinch of grit to the classic butter, sugar and flour recipe.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

‘It’s a Great Day Here at FedEx Family House’

Memphis, an Egyptian word meaning a place of good abode; Memphis, a city in Tennessee that lives out the meaning of its name.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Unemployment Falls to 7-Year Low, But Wages are Flat

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

Experts Give Their Take on Jobs, Fed and Financial Markets

NEW YORK (AP) – If investors hoped Thursday's U.S. jobs report would give them clarity, they were probably disappointed.

Scripps Buys Controlling Share in Polish Broadcaster

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The U.S. media company Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. has finalized an agreement for a controlling stake in Poland's largest commercial broadcaster, a 584-million-euro ($650 million) deal that comes as the U.S. company expands into Europe.

Top US Auto Safety Regulator Says Chrysler To Face Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fiat Chrysler will be punished soon for failing to follow the law in 23 recalls involving more than 11 million vehicles, the nation's top auto safety regulator said Thursday.

HEALTH CARE

FDA Clears Drug for Leading Form of Cystic Fibrosis

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. But it will come at a steep price – more than $250,000 for a year's treatment.

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